We want to grow a better future with nature

Who we are

For too long, businesses have relied on chemical industrialization processes and petrochemicals — depleting our planet’s limited resources. That’s why we are committed to driving the regenerative revolution to manufacture at scale in collaboration with nature.

Led by a hand-picked team of biologists, technologists and entrepreneurs with rebel hearts, Insempra is here to create a new school of thought and collective action. The time to restore the balance between people and the planet is now. We don’t wait for change. We do what needs to be done to grow a better future.

Our mission

Unleash nature to grow matter with atomic precision — thereby enabling businesses to create a world of naturally superior products for all.

“Scaling to the power of biology is scaling sustainably. This is where business and biotechnology must meet. At Insempra we are achieving this by gathering the right people and technology around the right mission”

Jens Klein, Co-Founder & CEO

The team

Our founding team is united by a wealth of experience from the world’s leading academic institutions, management consultancies and companies including AMSilk, Clariant, Evonik, Fraunhofer and Lonza.

Aleksa Stanisic

Scientist Protein Engineering

Andreas Heyl


Anja Albrecht

Lab Manager

Cansu Tekin

Innovation Manager

Fabian Zech

Project Manager

Janis Fricke

Scientist Bacterial Strain Development

Jens Klein


Joan Shim

Joan Shim

Research Associate Functional Ingredients

Johannes Sonnenschein

Corporate Development Analyst

JP Pfander

VP Corporate Development

Justyna Nocon

Senior Scientist Yeast Strain Engineering

Lea Martin

Downstream Process Development Engineer

Lin Römer


Luisa Gronenberg

Head of R&D for Functional Ingredients & Strain Engineering

Marius Schneider

Head of Legal

Massimo Portincaso

Senior Advisor

Melanie Valencia

Head of Impact

Michaela Kortan

Lead Portfolio Management

Niharika Singh

Senior Engineering Associate

Philip Weyrauch

Senior Scientist Strain Engineering and Assays

Philipp Böhm

Head of Finance and Controlling

Ruchita Chawla

Head of Project Management

Sofia Lebedinets

Chemical Technical Assistant Analytical Chemistry

Stefanie Hirsekorn

VP People

Sung-Hui Yi

Scientist Protein Biochemistry

Tim Zeiske

Head of Data Science, Innovation & Automation Lipids

Volker Wagner-Solbach

Head of Scale up, Supply Chain and Procurement

Zachary Pinder

Downstream Process Engineer

Guiding principles

Our five guiding principles are the foundation for everything we do and what we aspire to acheive.

Nature grows — and so does our community.

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